Rick Shinto is the CEO and founder of Innovacare Health. With roots that can be traced back to 1998, Innovacare Health has made a number of important strides over the years. After spending a few years as a Southern California cardiologist, Shinto joined with North American Medical Management (NAMM). Shinto was determined to change the medical culture by building a network of doctors with operational expertise.
The mission of Innovacare Health is to provide the best care possible for patients while providing physicians with healthy resources. The end result maintaining a money-saving program that ensures that all parties have the coverage they deserve.
In addition to serving as CEO of Innovacare Health, Shinto has worked with a number of organizations over the years including Aveta Inc., where she served as Executive Chief of Disease Management. He has also worked for the Straus group and as the chief medical officer for NAMM.
Shinto has won a number of awards over the years. Under his tenure, the company has seen record-breaking profits. In 2018, he received an award for “Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare. He also won the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Shinto says that the longer doctors are engaged, they more successful and efficient they will be.
Innovacare Health’s partnership with the Straus Group, helped the company’s profit line improve over the next eight years. With the purchase of Puerto Rico’s MMM healthcare, the company continued to expand its footprints all over the U.S.
Penelope Kokkinides is Innovacare’s Chief Operational Officer (COO). She has over 15 years of healthcare experience. The company would not be in its current position without the input of Ms. Kokkinides. Like Shinto, Kokkinides worked for Aveta Inc. Her tenure lasted from 2006 to 2012.
She previously worked from Touchstone Health as COO and at Americhoice, where she worked as Care Management Vice President.
Both Shinto and Kokkinides have helped create a blueprint of quality care for the patients. Kokkinides graduated from Binghampton University with a degree in biological science. She also attended New York University and received a MA in Public Health from Columbia University.